Summer Camp Music Festival is finally here! Starting this weekend, Friday, May 24, till Sunday, May 26 and the pre-party starting this Thursday, May 23.
If you’re as excited as I am, you probably know that the daily lineups are now out, as well as the scheduled set times.
If you haven’t seen them, you’re in for a treat!
Let’s take a walk through the days and see which days are genre heavy, activities and workshops, and certain sets you don’t want to miss.
The festival kicks off with Thursday’s pre-party at 1PM. It starts off at two of the lower-key stages, the Soulshine Tent and the Campfire Stage; none of the big stages open up until 3:30PM.
Big names you will catch on the first night include Eoto, Umphrey’s Mcgee, and an STS9: Axe the cables set; a special set that the band puts on where they literally axe the cables. All the music is acoustic, from piano to guitar, chelo to drums, every sound is authentic and naked. This set is a must see.
This day is a good mix of things, but I would say predominantly jam bands and electro-soul. Music goes until 4AM, with Artifakts (a personal favorite) closing out at the Starshine Stage.
The rest of the weekend, starting Friday, SCAMP is offering two morning workshops: Om On the River Yoga, and Stepping Into the Hoop – both active workshops for morning people (or those who’ve stayed up really REALLY late)
Friday names you definitely can’t miss are Moe, Zeds Dead, Maddy O’Neal, D-Webb, and Flux Pavillion. Umphrey’s Mcgee and Moe are the two residents at this festival, so they are there every year and have multiple sets. Make sure to catch both of them at least once, for they are the catalysts!
I would say Friday is a more bass heavy, with electric-soul laced in through names like, Maddy O’Neal and Exmag. Luckily, SCAMP is a Jam-Band based festival, so you’re going to get some every day no matter what.
Saturday is freakin’ packed.
On top of the morning workshops, there is a Field Day going on where winners get a party courtesy of Lagunitas Brewing Co and Manolo’s Pizza & Empanadas (Official) and their team will be inscribed on the #SCampCup trophy!
Games include tug-o-war, capture the flag, dodge ball, a donut eating contest, big butt competition, giant twister, and so much more. Registration is still open through their Facebook!
Music on Saturday is the most diverse, ranging from brass bands to jam bands, riddim to melodic dubstep, and OG funk to electro soul. Names you must see include Statik, Big Gigantic, Space Jesus, and Manic Focus.
They really did save their best for last.
This is also the last day for workshops, vendor purchases, and to explore the festival grounds!!
With a magical forest, mini stages, pop up sets, and amazing energy; there are many things to keep you on your toes at Summer Camp.
I am over the moon excited to see what this festival is all about! Are you going to be there? Comment Below!
All the love,